Loders  Dorset


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Loders like this:

LODERS, a village and a parish in Bridport district, Dorset. The village stands adjacent to the Bridport railway, on a small affluent of the river Brit, 2 miles NE of Bridport; and has a post office under Bridport. The parish comprises 2,241 acres. Real property, with UpLoders, Mattravers, and Askerswell, £7,127. ...

Rated property of L. alone, £4,498. Pop. in 1851,986; in 1861, 1,053. Houses, 218. The property is divided among a few. Loders Court is the seat of Sir M. H. Nepean, Bart. A priory, subordinate to Montsburgh abbey in Normandy, was founded here in the time of Henry II.; and was given, by Henry V., to Sion abbey. Building stone is quarried. A large flax and hemp mill is at West End. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £315.* Patron, alternately the Lord Chancellor and Sir M. H. Nepean, Bart. The church has a low massive W tower, and is good. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £12.

Loders through time

Loders is now part of West Dorset district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Dorset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Loders itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Loders in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th May 2024

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